Consolidating Your Debt – Why it’s Important and When to Consider It

by Roberta Pescow 9. September 2014
Unfortunately, debt has become a way of life in the United States, with American consumers owing an overwhelming total of $11.68 trillion as of April 2014. That debt comes from multiple sources, including credit cards, mortgages and student loans. If you’re struggling to manage your multiple debt payments, you may want to consider debt consolidation. Why debt consolidation is important Managing debt from several sources can get complicated quickly. With so many bills due at different times... [More]

Bank Jargon 102

by Spencer Tierney 26. June 2014
Do financial statements baffle you? Do your eyes glaze over when your banker seems to be speaking another language? Chances are you aren’t up to speed on the latest bank jargon. Once you decode these common bank terms, you’ll be in a better position to manage and grow your assets. Available Balance You may have noticed that deposited funds aren’t reflected immediately on an online bank statement or paper receipt. That discrepancy occurs because your available balance refers to ... [More]

Five Ways to Reduce Your Credit Card Debt

by Sara Seeger 13. November 2013
It's that time of the month again; the bills are piling up and accumulating in a growing stack on the nearest table. You may let a day or two (or more) go by before opening them because you know what awaits your attention – a dreaded credit card bill. Don’t worry. You have the power to take control of your financial situation and to free yourself from credit card debt. By following these five steps, you can confidently state, “The check’s in the mail,” and mean it!... [More]


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